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July 1, 2011

Alexander Keith's

A few weeks ago I was asked to participate in a online webcast launch of Alexander Keith's beers from Nova Scotia in the United States. Having never heard of this brand of beer before, I decided to give them a shot.

Their lineup includes a lager, pale ale and brown ale, check out their descriptions:
Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Style Lager is brewed with noble hops prized for their subtle, spicy character, and the beer features a deep amber color and a crisp finish with an assertive but clean bitterness.

Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Style Pale Ale is brewed with traditional two-row malt for a full, malty flavor with a burst of fruity, spicy and citrusy hop nose. The beer features a deep golden color with a balanced bitterness.

Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Style Brown Ale is a classic full-bodied brown ale, with hints of honey and caramel balanced with a fresh hop aroma provided by the addition of cascade hops.
Now as it turns out, Alexander Keith's is brewed by Budweiser in NY state. But that doesn't stop these beers from being decent examples of their styles. I found the lager the most enjoyable of the bunch. I think we'll see more and more Budweiser-backed brews enter the market inconspicuously.

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